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cupsnake:

butthurtherpetologist:

maxisawerewolf:

Black snakes eat rattlers. Don’t kill black snakes.

Anyone know the source for these photos?

Specifically in this case, Indigo snakes eat rattlesnakes. But do you wan’t more of a reason to not kill them? They’re classified as an endangered species and killing one will land you one year in jail and a $50,000 fine. 

But why would you ever want to kill a snake in the first place? Just leave them alone and they’ll leave you alone. 

Also, source for OP.

Yep. Don’t kill Indigos, don’t kill Rattlers, don’t kill ANY SNAKES.

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I've been told by numerous pet stores that the Green Tree Python are pretty much just a viewing snake and they shouldn't be handled. But I've seen many pictures of people holding them, I love your blog and your snakes and wanna know your input since you're incredibly knowledgable on reptiles 😊

sarah-scales:

Hi there! To be perfectly honest, they’re right to a degree. I absolutely never handle my neonate GTP’s (unless moving between enclosures) until 18 months when their vertebrate have solidified and there is enough muscle tone to protect their fragile backs. As young animals, they are exactly what the pet shops have told you, they’re look but don’t touch. A number of people successfully handle their young animals with no issues at all and I don’t condemn those who do, but I just won’t take that risk.

That being said, as adult animals they are quite charming to handle, nothing makes your heart sing like a GTP tail wrapped around your pinkie. The only reason people tend to warn off handling them is:

1) The animals don’t seem to appreciate it, they like nothing more than sitting on their perch, however I handle mine occasionally for pictures and she is a lovely introductory animal for people who don’t like snakes.

2) People are obnoxiously impatient and it can take upwards of 10 minutes to coax a GTP to let their perch go. So often animals are wrenched off their branches and wind up with lower back kinks.

In short: I don’t like handling neonates. However, adults can be handled if you treat them with the gentleness they need and the respect they deserve. Patience is the key.

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evolzootion:

whatthefauna:

Alligators bellow in infrasound to attract mates and declare territory. The sound causes a sprinkling of waves around their backs, called a “water dance.”

And now we know where the makers of Jurassic Park got their T-Rex sounds.

During thunderstorms at my previous zoo, our large male would mistake the thunder as a rival male, and start to bellow. It would shake the whole zoo. Super cool!